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GEORGE E. ROSE 1926-1991

Junior Grand Warden, 1971


From Proceedings, Page 1991-126:

George Everett Rose was bom in Truro, Massachusetts on October 5, 1926. He passed away August 17, 1991. He was one of four boys born of Austin L. Rose and Helen (Snow) Rose. He was educated in Truro and Provincetown schools, graduating from Provincetown High School in 1944. In 1950 he graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He received a Masters degree in education from Bridgewater State College in 1956. During World War II, Brother Rose served with the United States Army as a Medical Technician returning to his home in Truro where he became a Selectman for the town.

In early 1950's he was a teacher and coach at the Wellfleet Consolidated School. From 1955 to 1986 he was a teacher at James F. Peebles School, otis Memorial School, and the former campbell Elementary school, all in the Town of Bourne, Massachusetts. He also served as principal of the Peebles School. During the summer, in the 1960's, he directed a Bourne camp for children with special needs. He also founded the special workshop opportunities Program, an evening program for retarded adults and young people run by volunteers in the Town of Bourne. He was a member of the Highlanders, a players group on the outer Cape, The Bourne Players, and The Cape Cod Chowder Club. At the time of his death he was a docent at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Brother Rose's Masonic life started when he was entered in Adams Lodge A.F. & A.M. October 1, 1952, passed November 5, 1952 and raised December 20, 1952 In 1958 and 1959 he was Master of Adams Lodge, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He was appointed by Most Worshipful Lawrence E. Eaton, Grand Master, as Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Lodge in 1961. In 1964 and 1965 he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the Provincetown 32nd Masonic District by Most worshipful A. Neill Osgood. Most Worshipful Thomas A. Booth, in 1968, appointed Right Worshipful Brother Rose a Grand Lecturer in which position he served three years. In 1971 he was elected Junior Grand Warden of Grand Lodge were he served with distinction. He was presented the Henry Price Medal by the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Herbert H. Jaynes, February 18, 1971. He also served as Grand Representative for Mexico, Occidental Mexicana, near the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1971 to 1988.

Brother Rose was exalted in Joseph Warren Royal Arch Chapter, Wellfleet, Massachusetts May 18, 1961. He demitted March 5, 1966 and affiliated with Wareham Royal Arch Chapter, May 20, 1974. He demitted June 12, 1982. He was a member of all the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Boston since 1955, and was a worker for many years in the Advancement Program, and served in the Massachusetts Consistory Choir. He was an Advisor for many years in Nauset Chapter, Order of DeMolay and was Worthy Patron of Wellfleet Chapter, Order of the Eastem Star, #145 in 1965 and 1966. Brother Rose was an Honorary member of Marine Lodge, A. F. & A.M of Falmouth, and Charles C. Spellman Lodge of East Longmeadow.

Brother Rose is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Lewis) Rose of Pocasset, a son Kim Mclntyre of Parsippany, New Jersey, two daughters, Susan L. Mclntyre of Manchester, New Hampshire and Robin Mclntyre of Boume. Three brothers, Elmer Rose of El Paso, Texas, Norman Rose and Austin Rose, both of Truro, a grandson and many nieces and nephews. Private services were held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service was held at the Bourne United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 24, 1991. Those attending filled the sanctuary and balcony.

Right Worshipful Brother Rose's long and very busy life was always conducted with humor and great concern to everyone he knew. His talents and abilities were ever ready to the unfortunate. Time and distance was of no discouragement to him. He was often quoted to say "We are only going this way once, let's give it our best". The large attendance at his Memorial Service is testimony of the vast number of friends who thought well of a fine dedicated servant of mankind. May he rest in peace.

A Fratemal Remembrance by:
Right Worshipful William M. Babbitt
Right Worshipful Joseph R. Prose
Charles W. Huntley, Chairman

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